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13th of November 2017

ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA NAMES PATRICIA FLORES, OF BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, ITS 2017 DEMENTIA CARE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK (November 13, 2017) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is proud to announce that Patricia Flores, Family Services Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County (ADAKC), in Bakersfield, California, has been named its 2017 “Dementia Care Professional of the Year.” The honor is awarded annually to individuals who have demonstrated […]


8th of November 2017

Landmarks Around the World to “Go Teal” on November 8th for AFA’s “Light the World in Teal” Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign

Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, LAX Airport, Country Music Hall  of Fame and Wrigley Building Among the Approximately 200 Landmarks “Going Teal” to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness NEW YORK (November 7, 2017) — Landmarks across the country, and around the world will light up teal on November 8th to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of […]


2nd of November 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

“Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is a time to heighten understanding about Alzheimer’s and show support for the millions of people living with this disease and their caregivers.  But it should also be a time to redouble efforts to help all those affected by Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and […]


6th of October 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Applauds Issuance of Alzheimer’s Semipostal Stamp

New USPS Stamp Which AFA Called for Will Increase Research Funding Towards a Cure and Raise Awareness (October 6, 2017) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) applauded the issuance of a new federal postage stamp to help raise awareness and funds for the 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease.  AFA has long […]


21st of September 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board to Develop New Recommendations to Further the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

(September 21, 2017)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently convened a roundtable meeting of its Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board in Washington, DC to discuss ways to solve some of the emerging issues in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  The discussions will be the basis for policy recommendations that the advisory board will […]


8th of September 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips to Families Living with Alzheimer’s

(September 8, 2017)—  With Hurricane Irma approaching the US mainland, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important emergency preparedness information to help families living with Alzheimer’s get ready in case the storm strikes their area. “Millions of people around the country are bracing for Hurricane Irma and taking steps to get ready, including […]


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Celebrates Grand Opening of its New Education and Resource Center

  (August 11, 2017)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Education and Resource Center.  Care partners from a variety of different local organizations and AFA staff joined AFA President & CEO, Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. in cutting the ribbon of the new Center, located at 322 Eighth Avenue, […]


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Seeking Nominations for Dementia Care Professional of the Year

(August 10, 2017) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 “Dementia Care Professional of the Year.” The honor is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence in care, compassionate performance above and beyond expectations, and a dedicated commitment to individuals living with dementia. “Currently, there are more […]


11th of August 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips For Traveling With People With Dementia

NEW YORK (July 18, 2017) — Traveling is a way to relax and recharge, but it can be stressful when things don’t go as planned.  That’s especially true for families who are traveling with a loved one living with dementia.  With the summer travel season in full swing, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) offered […]


29th of June 2017

William Glass to Walk from Atlanta to Washington D.C. to spread Alzheimer’s Awareness

NEW YORK (June 29, 2017) — Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disorder that affects more than 5 million Americans, and their families and caregivers.  William Glass, who is originally from the Chicago area, and currently lives in Atlanta, has decided to raise awareness of this “national crisis that is bankrupting America” by embarking on a […]